St Anne's Hospital, Ripon, North Yorkshire

St Anne's Hospital, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 27 June 2004 © Mr Chris Broadribb. Source Historic England Archive ref: 330068

These are the remains of the mediaeval St Anne's Hospital. They are part of the hospital chapel. The date it was founded is unknown. However the street it is on was referred to as "Annesgate" in 1228. The earliest reference to the Hospital itself is in 1438, but from the architectural evidence it is clearly older. Tradition states that it was founded by one of the Neville family. It was paid for by alms alone, at least until the earliest recorded endowment in 1680. It was used to house and support 8 poor widows.

Location

North Yorkshire Ripon

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

almshouse poor charity philanthropy chapel religion faith Medieval (1066 - 1484)